“Through BIAV’s educational events and resources,
I am able to share all I’ve learned with others, so
they, too, can get the much-needed help they
deserve. If it were not for my daughter’s strength
and the support of BIAV, I don’t know that we
would be in the place we are today.”
~ Kelly Lang, mother of Olivia Lang
Olivia sustained a traumatic brain injury in a car accident
How We Help Individuals and Caregivers:
How We Help in the Community:
How We Help Professionals:
Case Consultation: Problem-solve, brainstorm and inform about resources.
Resource Assistance: Help access important services, such as attorneys, physicians and funding.
Support Groups: Provide a setting for sharing and emotional support and advice,including training for support group
Camp Bruce McCoy: (overnight camp experience) Encourage independence for
individuals with brain injuries and provide invaluable respite for caregivers.
Public Awareness & Education: Inform, educate and raise awareness
through presentations and special events to organizations and the public.
Advocacy: Represent the needs of the brain injury community in the legislative and policy arenas.
Internship Program: Provide meaningful internships with resume-building, real-life projects.
Neuro-Resource Facilitation: Improve human service providers’understanding of the brain injury recovery process and awareness
Educational Programs: Provide information through in-services,conferences, webinars, presentations and